NJ New Jersey Devils 2
New Jersey Devils Devils Overall (16-25)
ATS (23-17)
O/U (23-15-2)
January 06 2019
- Sportsnet
VGK Vegas Golden Knights 3
Vegas Golden Knights Golden Knights Overall (26-19)
ATS (19-26)
O/U (20-23-2)
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Puck Line ATS
123
2423 New Jersey Devils +175 Under -115 (+1.5) -150 Cover: 0.5
200
2424 Vegas Golden Knights -200 Over -105 (-1.5) +130 UNDER: 5
120
Final
Money Line Total: 6 Spread ATS
2423 NJ +175 Under: -115 (+1.5) -150 Cover: 0.5
2424 VGK -200 Over: -105 (-1.5) +130 UNDER: 5
Line Movement
Money Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Money Line
1/6/2019
2:03 PM
VGK
-200
NJ
+175
1/6/2019
1:09 PM
VGK
-230
NJ
+195
1/6/2019
2:33 AM
VGK
-240
NJ
+200
1/5/2019
7:33 PM
VGK
-250
NJ
+210
Puck Line
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Puck Line
1/6/2019
2:03 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+130
NJ
-150
1/6/2019
1:09 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+115
NJ
-135
1/6/2019
2:33 AM
VGK(-1.5)
+115
NJ
-135
1/5/2019
7:33 PM
VGK(-1.5)
+110
NJ
-130
Total
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Total
1/6/2019
2:03 PM
6
-105
6
-115
1/6/2019
1:09 PM
6
-105
6
-115
1/6/2019
2:33 AM
6
-105
6
-115
1/5/2019
7:33 PM
6
-105
6
-115
Recap

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind for Max Pacioretty.

After missing seven games because of a lower-body injury, the Vegas Golden Knights forward scored the winner Friday night in his return at Anaheim, then rushed back to Las Vegas in time to see son Michael born at 2 a.m. Saturday.

Sunday it was back to business, with the former Montreal star breaking a tie with 4:14 left in the second period to help Vegas beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2.

"It (was) a lucky bounce off my pant; I thought that our line generated a lot tonight, I think we were leaned on defensively as well, and that's the type of line we want to be," said Pacioretty, who redirected Shea Theodore's shot from the point past goalie Keith Kincaid for his second straight game-winner. "It's just a weekend to remember. I'm happy that he is here finally and happy that everyone is home, happy and healthy."

Malcolm Subban made 36 saves, and Vegas overcame a 2-0 deficit to improve to 17-3-3 since Nov. 21.

"We were definitely the better team most of the game so I think we deserved this one," Subban said. "It was a tough start there, with a couple of goals, but the boys were right back and persevered and I didn't get too much the rest of the game."

Not until the third period, when he made 20 of his saves, including six during back-to-back New Jersey power play opportunities over the final 3:22 of the game.

"He was outstanding tonight, played a real good solid game for us, it was good," Gallant said. "He hadn't played in this building in quite a while, so it was good to see him play today. ... It was two (penalty kills) back-to-back, and the goalie pulled at the end of it too, so I think they did an outstanding job. Subby made some real key saves. There was traffic in front of the net, and there was a couple of rebounds there so he stood tall and stood strong in there. It was an excellent job to win a hockey game."

Subban, who said he found out a couple of days prior he'd be in net for his first home start since March 30, has won his last two starts and allowed just four goals in his last three after giving up 18 in his first four starts.

"I was excited to get back in front of the fans ... anytime you can get in front of your home fans here it's unbelievable," Subban said. "It's the best building in the league. It's a lot of fun for sure."

Ryan Reaves added his career-high eighth goal, and Brayden McNabb scored his first goal of the season.

The defending Western Conference champions moved into a first-place tie in the West and Pacific Division with Calgary, each with 56 points. The Flames have two games in hand.

"We just want to keep getting points cause everybody else is winning in our conference, so you got to keep winning and playing hard," Gallant said. "I like what we're doing. I didn't like a whole lot about some of the parts of the game tonight, but we played well enough to win. Tonight, we only gave up two goals, and Subby had a chance to play and played real well so that's a big thing for our team.

Nico Hischier and Ben Lovejoy scored for New Jersey, and Kincaid made 25 saves.

With the loss, New Jersey is now 27-11-16 in one-goal games. The Devils have 39 points and are 11 points back in the wild-card race, behind the New York Islanders and Buffalo, who have 50 points each.

"Some of our puck management early in the (second) period wasn't very good. That allowed them to get up and get going," Devils coach John Hynes said. "Consistency, that's the biggest thing this year. We understand what our game it is ... we know what our identity is and what it needs to be and now it needs to be more consistent to give us a better chance to win more games."

NOTES: New Jersey star Taylor Hill missed his sixth game and remains day-to-day with a lower-body injury. ... The Devils are 5-4-2 in day contests this season. ... The Devils, who are an astounding 87-0-14 when leading after two periods since the 2015-15 season, are 2-15-2 when trailing after two periods this season. ... Both teams were 0 for 2 on the power play, and the Golden Knights are mired in an 0-for-16 slump over their last six games. ... New Jersey is 25 for 26 on the penalty kill in its last seven games.

UP NEXT:

Devils: At Buffalo on Tuesday night

Golden Knights: Host New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

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Matchup
Devils Overall
W/L 16-25
ATS 23-17
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 3.3
Total 23-15-2
Devils Away
W/L 5-17
ATS 12-10
Goals For 2.7
Goals Against 3.9
Total 14-7-1
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-6
3:00 PM
at Golden Knights L 3-2 W (1.5) U (6)
1-4
8:00 PM
at Coyotes W 3-2 W (1.5) U (6)
1-2
7:30 PM
at Stars L 5-4 W (1.5) O (6)
12-31
12:00 PM
Canucks W 4-0
12-29
12:00 PM
Hurricanes W 2-0 W (1.5) U (6)
12-27
6:00 PM
at Bruins W 5-2 W (1.5) O (6)
12-23
11:30 AM
Blue Jackets L 3-0 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-21
6:00 PM
Senators W 5-2 W (-1.5) O (6.5)
12-20
6:00 PM
at Blue Jackets L 2-1 W (1.5) U (6)
12-18
6:00 PM
Maple Leafs L 7-2 L (1.5) O (6.5)
Avg. Goals For 2.8
Avg. Goals Against 2.6
ATS 7-2
Over/Under 4-5
Golden Knights Overall
W/L 26-19
ATS 19-26
Goals For 3.0
Goals Against 2.6
Total 20-23-2
Golden Knights Home
W/L 14-6
ATS 11-9
Goals For 3.2
Goals Against 2.1
Total 7-11-2
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
1-6
3:00 PM
Devils W 3-2 L (-1.5) U (6)
1-4
9:00 PM
at Ducks W 3-2 L (-1.5) U (5.5)
1-1
8:00 PM
Kings W 2-0 W (-1.5) U (5.5)
12-30
7:00 PM
at Coyotes W 5-1 W (-1.5) O (5.5)
12-29
3:00 PM
at Kings W 4-1 W (-1.5) U (5.5)
12-27
9:00 PM
Avalanche W 2-1 L (-1.5) U (6)
12-23
7:00 PM
Kings L 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-22
3:00 PM
Canadiens L 4-3 L (-1.5) O (6)
12-20
9:00 PM
Islanders W 4-2 W (-1.5) T (6)
12-17
6:00 PM
at Blue Jackets L 1-0 W (1.5) U (6)
Avg. Goals For 2.9
Avg. Goals Against 1.8
ATS 5-5
Over/Under 3-6-1
Game Summary
1st Period
NJ 14:54 GOAL scored by Nico Hischier assisted by Jesper Bratt and Ben LovejoyNJ 1 VGK 0
NJ 10:23 GOAL scored by Ben Lovejoy assisted by Pavel Zacha and Drew StaffordNJ 2 VGK 0
VGK 7:30 GOAL scored by Ryan ReavesNJ 2 VGK 1
NJ 5:23 Penalty to Miles Wood 2 minutes for Interference (Drawn by Malcolm Subban)
2nd Period
NJ 16:55 Penalty to Brett Seney 2 minutes for Slashing (Drawn by Pierre-Edouard Bellemare)
VGK 8:43 GOAL scored by Brayden McNabb assisted by Cody Eakin and Ryan CarpenterNJ 2 VGK 2
VGK 4:14 GOAL scored by Max Pacioretty assisted by Shea Theodore and Alex TuchNJ 2 VGK 3
3rd Period
VGK 3:22 Penalty to Ryan Reaves 2 minutes for Tripping (Drawn by Blake Coleman)
VGK 1:02 Penalty to Ryan Reaves 2 minutes for Delay of Game
Box Score
Devils
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Brett Seney (LW) 000002:0011:29
Nico Hischier (C) 101410:0017:13
Blake Coleman (C) 000300:0016:09
Brian Boyle (C) 000240:0015:05
Blake Pietila (LW) 000110:0012:00
Pavel Zacha (C) 011100:0015:24
Jesper Bratt (LW) 011210:0017:52
Drew Stafford (RW) 011210:0010:47
Miles Wood (LW) 000302:0014:27
Stefan Noesen (RW) 000100:0012:32
Kyle Palmieri (RW) 000700:0018:22
Travis Zajac (C) 000300:0019:15

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Steve Santini (D) 000420:0018:14
Will Butcher (D) 000130:0020:42
Sami Vatanen (D) 000120:0018:34
Damon Severson (D) 000110:0020:23
Ben Lovejoy (D) 112200:0018:19
Andy Greene (D) 000010:0020:55

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Keith Kinkaid (G) 25/283.893LOSS
Cam Johnson (G) 0/00.000
Golden Knights
Forwards G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Cody Eakin (C) 011210:0012:06
Reilly Smith (RW) 000100:0011:09
Ryan Carpenter (C) 011100:0014:02
Jonathan Marchessault (C) 000200:0014:39
Max Pacioretty (LW) 101600:0018:33
Oscar Lindberg (C) 000110:0012:49
Paul Stastny (C) 000000:0020:20
Tomas Nosek (LW) 000200:0014:30
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare (LW) 000100:0013:29
William Karlsson (C) 000000:0017:35
Ryan Reaves (RW) 101224:0013:52
Alex Tuch (RW) 011220:0017:54

Defensemen G A PTS SOG BLKS PIM TOI
Shea Theodore (D) 011200:0017:23
Brayden McNabb (D) 101230:0020:39
Deryk Engelland (D) 000110:0018:49
Nick Holden (D) 000120:0017:58
Jon Merrill (D) 000130:0018:49
Nate Schmidt (D) 000120:0022:22

Goalies SAVES/SHOTS GA SAVE PCT
Marc-Andre Fleury (G) 0/00.000
Malcolm Subban (G) 36/382.947WIN
Officials
Linesmen Bryan Pancich
Linesmen Trent Knorr
Referee Francis Charron
Referee Dean Morton